SBDC offers workshop on starting a small business

WILLIAMSPORT — Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start?

A workshop offering the first steps to starting a small business will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 22, in the Small Business Development Center Outreach Office in the Innovative Manufacturers’ Center, Room 133, 1127 W. Fourth St.

This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. The presenters/discussion leaders for this workshop are the members of the SBDC staff and a local commercial lender.

Attendees will learn:

r Unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business

r How to assess the feasibility of their business idea

r Differences between business organization structures

r How to develop a business plan

r How to obtain financing

r How to market their product or service

r The applications and licenses needed to start their company.

Cost is $20.

Registration may be made at www.lhup.edu/sbdc/training.htm or 570-484-2848. Register by noon June 16. Walk-ins will be accepted.

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